It’s June- and that means Strawberry season is here! I can’t wait to go strawberry picking. So to celebrate Strawberry season here is a really easy and delicious strawberry recipes that anyone can do!
Recipe adapted from Nutmeg Nanny.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries:
1 pound large strawberries
8oz. block soften cream cheese
3 – 4 TBS powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling- I used a heaping 3 TBS)
1TSP almond extract (or use vanilla, lemon, etc. )
Graham cracker crumbs
Optional: Chopped chocolate chunks
Clean your strawberries and pat them dry. Using a paring knife cut around the top of the strawberry- removing the top and clean out inside if necessary. Most of the strawberries already had a nice hollow center so that step was not necessary- so it just depends. If you want to stand your strawberries upright- like how I did in my pictures-slice a bit off the bottom so the strawberry can balance itself. Set them all aside.
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and almond extract with a mixer or by hand. Add cream cheese mix to piping bag and fill strawberries. I’ve had them with vanilla extract and I personally prefer the almond flavor- but it’s up to you- both taste fabulous. If you don’t want to pipe the mixture you can just spoon it in but they won’t look as pretty. Once strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs and sprinkle chopped chocolate.
You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired to fancy it up.
You can store the stuffed strawberries in the fridge. They are simply irresistible and tastes particularly so nice chilled!